Bryan Coquard set to lead new French pro continental team in 2018

Ex-pro Jérôme Pineau to launch new team next season

Bryan Coquard at the 2016 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Ex-Quick Step pro Jérôme Pineau has confirmed that his long-rumoured launch of a professional continental team will take place next season, with Direct Énergie sprinter Bryan Coquard lined up as its marquee signing.

Former Fortuneo secondary sponsor Vital Concept will be the primary backer of the team, which is expected to start with around 20 riders.

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